NYT: ''House Plan on Food Stamps Would Cut 5 Million From Program''

Publication: The New York Times

Author: Ron Nixon


07/30/2013 - ''Nearly half a million people who receive food stamps but still do not get enough to eat would lose their eligibility for the program under proposed cuts that are expected to be taken up again by Congress. An additional 160,000 to 305,000 recipients who do get enough to eat would also lose their eligibility and the ability to adequately feed themselves.

In total, about 5.1 million people would be eliminated from the program, according to a new report.

The Health Impact Project, a Washington research group, released a study on Tuesday about the impact of the proposed cuts to the food stamp program. The project is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts.

The report said the cuts to the program, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, would not only affect the ability of low-income households to feed themselves but would also increase poverty.''

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